Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

September 21, 2010 14:37 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Workers in Three Pictou County Long Term Care Facilities Back Union With Strike Vote

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - This document corrects and replaces the release sent earlier today at 11:58 AM EDT.

Correction: Adds Lead Table info, MacGillivray Nursing Home

More than 350 employees in three Pictou County long term care facilities have given their union a very strong strike vote.

CUPE Local 2330 President Nan McFadgen says, "Members employed at Glen Haven Manor, Valley View Villa and the Maritime Oddfellows Home cast their ballots in a strike vote on Monday, September 20. 

"They have voted 96% in favour of job action if we are unable to reach a negotiated settlement."

CUPE National Representative Wayne Thomas says, "As part of our provincial bargaining, we will return to the table on September 30 for conciliation talks with our lead table, MacGillivray Nursing Home in Sydney. We need to get serious about addressing the issue of wage parity for our more than 3,500 members in this sector."

"The only outstanding issue in contract talks is wage parity with our counterparts in acute care. Equal pay for work of equal value – that's what we are fighting to defend," says Thomas.

CUPE represents health care workers in 36 long term care facilities across the province.

Contact Information

  • Nan McFadgen
    President, Local 2330
    902-759-3231 (m)
    Wayne Thomas
    CUPE National Rep
    902-752-2244 (o)
    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    902-455-4180 (o)